FRIENDSDAY WEDNESDAY How to make friends by telephone... and win $100!
Making friends is what Beth & Bill do best....we want your friends and family to be OUR friends and family. And we'll even PAY you to help us make the connection! Here's how it works .... Contact your friends & family in other cities and towns around the country. Have them send us an emailtelling us a little about their hometown, and including their name & phone number so we can contact them on Friendsday Wednesday. (Note: THEY need to send us an email .. not you!) Make sure they include your name & phone number and then you'll BOTH be eligible to win a $100 VISA gift card, just in time for the holidays! To make it really easy, JUST TELL THEM TO COME TO THIS PAGE, AND CLICK HERE to send us an email. They should put "Friendsday Wednesday" on the subject line. Make sure they include their name and phone number and your name & phone number! And if Beth & Bill call them on Friendsday Wednesday you'll BOTH get a $100 VISA gift card!
Beth & Bill gave Erica just the birthdate of this mystery person. Let's see what his chart says about ... Bernie Madoff
Click Here to hear what Erica had to say about Bernie Madoff based only on his birthdate.
To make an appointment with Erica call: 602 996 3130
Just in case you didn't know, or have been sleeping under a rock for the past year ...
Bernard Lawrence "Bernie" Madoff (born April 29, 1938, in New York City) is a former chairman of the NASDAQ stock exchange, who pleaded guilty to have operated the largest investor fraud ever committed by a single person. On March 12, 2009, Madoff pled guilty to an 11-count criminal complaint admitting to defrauding thousands of investors through a massive Ponzi scheme. Federal prosecutors estimated client losses, which included fabricated gains, of almost $65 billion.
A few WHAT'S THIS WORLD'S COMING TO episodes
WHAT'S THIS WORLD COMING TO? The weird, wacky, news of the day ... (Click to listen)
We've received tons of letters since Bill left us, but this one is extra special. We first met Linton on Tax Day, April 15, (1988 I think) Beth & I were at PV Mall with the U.S. Postal Service, collecting last minute returns, when this 15 year old rode up on his bike and introduced himself. When I heard he was a Brophy student (I'm an alum) I told him to drop by the studio sometime to see what we did. He was there at 6am the following morning, and didn't leave for years! I'll let Linton tell the rest of the story .. Marty Manning
Hi everyone....Thanks to one of Beth & Bill’s most loyal and longtime listeners, Joanne Tucker Harrelson, I have known about Bill's death for a while.Still the shock and the deep, incredible sadness still hasn't worn off.And my tears, well, they just refuse to dry.
The pain I feel is like that of losing a brother.In fact, Beth & Bill and Marty Manning were the older siblings I never had.They, along with then KEZ General Manager Jerry Ryan, taught me the true meaning of living life to its fullest, funnest and funniest.
It's hard to believe 22 years have passed since my first day at KEZ.I was 15 years old.Back then the morning show was called the "Marty & Beth" show.Martybrought me on board as the show’s intern after learning I went to the same high school as he graduated from many decades earlier - Brophy.Not long after I started, so did Bill Austin.The show then became the "Beth and Bill Show" and I had the privilege of being there on Day 1.For the next six years, I worked for Marty, Beth, Bill and Jerry doing everything and anything they'd let me do.I was eager to learn and absorb every nugget of wisecracking wisdom they would dole out.
Every day as a teen, I would wake up at 3:30 am, run 5 miles, then head to the studios where I would write news copy for Beth & Bill, make the coffee, answer the phones, pull the next hour's music, make the 8:20am bagel and doughnut run and record bits - the most notorious being the "Before Noon Lunch Tune."All this before heading off to class.I had more laughs, more fun and learned more about loving life before 9 am than I did all day at Brophy or any day in college.
Today I look back at just how powerful and meaningful that time with them was. I spent my formative years with this crazy crew.They taught me most of what I know about sex, love, loyalty, relationships, race, religion and politics. Being there was truly an awesome experience that has forever colored almost every aspect of my life.
Indeed, Marty, Jerry, Beth & Bill weren’t just co-workers, they were my family.That's why words cannot even begin to express the pain in my heart after learning of Bill's death.I am who I am today in a very large part because of Beth's brilliant wit, Marty's charm, Jerry's confidence and Bill's inappropriate and cheesy humor.In fact, I can still hear his voice saying one of his lamest yet funniest lines at every opportunity, "I'm portable, rechargeable and eeeeasssy to mount!" As the tears tumble down my cheeks, it's memories of those fun times that get me through these terribly sad times.
After I left KEZ I kept in regular touch with Beth and Bill – well, for a while anyway. Then my own career of being a TV reporter then a NBC anchor and finally now as the Chief of Communications for the country’s 5th largest transit agency, BART, engulfed my life.It has left little time for me to reach outregularly remind the crazy crew at KEZ how important they were and continue to be to me. But if I could see them again, I would say, I love you Beth!I love you Marty! And Jerry where ever you are... I love you too!And of course, Bill.I know where you are.You'reforever in my heart.
Wednesday 06-23-2010 10:14am MT
LISTEN TO THE BILL AUSTIN TRIBUTE SHOW HERE! Broadcast Friday morning June 4, the 20th anniversary of the Beth & Bill show (according to Bill .. Beth says it was June 5!)
Click Here Newspaper clippings from fans honoring Bill
Goodbye Dear Friend, Rest in Peace!
Beth, KEZ crew and staff toast Bill Austin after the Tribute Show on June 4, 2010. The song playing is Somewhere Over The Rainbow by Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole.
Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I'll miss you, Until we meet again! (Author Unknown)
ON A LIGHTER NOTE ... BILL HAS A UNIQUE PASTA PRESSING TECHNIQUE! Linda Hopkins of Les Petite Gourmettes cooking school for children sent over a video of one of her appearances on Cooking with Beth & Bill on Channel 3. This features Beth's kids ... and Bill being Bill!
BETH AND BILL ..... TWENTY GREAT YEARS!
Thursday 04-15-2010 1:26pm MT
JUNE 1990 - FEB 2010 ... LET'S JUST CALL IT TWENTY YEARS!
That's what Beth & Bill looked like when they first teamed up in 1990. Beth had already been on 99.9 for 5 years, as the News Director and an important part of the morning show with 8 different co-hosts ... but the guy was always first on the marquee! That changed in June of 1990, when Channel 12 weatherman Bill Austin joined the team, and the Beth & Bill show was born ... notice, this time Beth was where she likes it, "on top!" And the Valley couldn't get enough of them. Suddenly, 99.9 KEZ started getting good ratings! And thousands and thousands of people started saying "I wake up with Beth & Bill!" If you're a fan, you know what comes next ... you get "dinged' with Beth's little Catholic school bell! Over the years the cast of characters grew ...as regular features included visits with Mama Jo, the Queen of Clean, Fred Rawlins "The Surly Psychic", Erica & Alex Starr charting the stars, and of course The Beautiful Tom Chambers! Remember Vince Scalise, the King of Meat? Or the custom jingles from Francine Reed & Ray Herndon? Twenty years is over 4,000 live radio shows ... and no scripts! No produced bits, either. Just two intelligent, funny, charming, very real people. Bill, the observer of life, and Beth the Soccer Mom. with their New Mexico and Indiana roots always a source of humor. Some amazing people have passed through the studio during those twenty years, including some who became good friends, like Jim Brickman "America's New Romantic Piano Sensation", Janet Napolitano, Terry Goddard, Jerry Colangelo, and of course Doc Severinson, who never missed a chance to stop by and hang out with Beth and "whats his name". Former KEZ General Manager Jerry Ryan put Beth & Bill together in 1990 with a reminder that "You don't have to be funny, just have fun". Good advice, but it turned out that they've been doing both for almost twenty years, and it has indeed been a great ride. Starting Monday March 1, Beth will go it alone, with help from Little Vinnie, Marty, Lisa, and more. It'll be good. We may just do another twenty years. And after almost 40 years in radio & TV, starting as a teenager in Roswell, New Mexico, Bill will finally get to sleep in and see some other parts of the world for more than a week at a time. Damn, it's been fun! (MM)
BACK BY POPULAR REQUEST! Beth has mentioned on a myriad of occasions her love of reading the newspaper. One weekend while perusing the paper she came across one of Jan D'Atri's Rescued Recipes. We've had so many requests for the recipe, so - here it is!
Arizona Sunshine Lemon Pie by Jan D'Atri:
1 Large Lemon
1 Stick Butter (8 Tablespoons)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 Cups Sugar
1 Unbaked Piecrust
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. Cut lemon into small chunks, leaving rind on. Remove seeds.
In blender or food processor, blend together lemon chunks, eggs, butter, vanilla and sugar until smooth and creamy. (It should be fairly runny). Pour into unbaked piecrust. Bake at 350 for about 40-45 minutes. If crust becomes too brown, cover with foil and finish baking.
Serve with a dollop of whipped cream if desired!
SUPERBOWL SNACKS ... GOOD ANYTIME!
Sunday 02-07-2010 8:42pm MT
SUPER SUPERBOWL SNACKS
MaMa Jo has Superbowl recipes listed above, but you can add more to your table by checking out the recipes below:
Just as Beth promised, (and Beth always keeps her promises)Superbowl recipes.
Lucky 7 Layer Dip Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray
Ingredients 1 (15-ounce) can refried beans 2 tablespoons hot sauce Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling 4 scallions, cut into 1 inch pieces 1 (16 to 18 ounce) jar green chili or tomatillo salsa 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, a palm full, chopped 1 (15-ounce) can black beans 2 teaspoons ground cumin, 2/3 palm full 1 (16 to 18 ounce) jar chipotle salsa 2 cups sour cream 1 lime, zested and juiced 2 ripe avocados 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 lemon, juiced 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped Salt 2 plum tomatoes, diced Pimiento stuffed jumbo Spanish olives, chopped Tortilla chips, buy 2 sacks in 2 different colors/varieties
Directions Heat refried beans in small nonstick pan over medium heat and season with hot sauce. Transfer the beans to a small, deep casserole dish. Scrape pan clean with rubber spatula and return to heat.
Add a little extra-virgin olive oil to the pan and raise heat to high. When the oil smokes, add the scallions and sear them, 2 to 3 minutes. Add green salsa to scallions and heat through. Add cilantro, remove salsa from heat, and layer on top of the beans.
Return the same pan to the stove, lower heat to medium and add black beans, heat through and season with cumin, layer on top of the green salsa.
Top the black beans with a layer of chipotle salsa. Mix sour cream the lime zest and juice and spread on top of the chipotle salsa.
Combine the meat of 2 ripe avocados with garlic, lemon juice, jalapeno and salt to form a chunky guacamole. Top the salsa with guacamole. Garnish the dip with the final layer of diced tomatoes and sliced olives.
Chili Beef Express
1 pound 95% lean ground beef 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 (15 1/2-ounce) can chili beans in chili sauce, undrained 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can chili-style chunky tomatoes, undrained 1 cup frozen corn 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro Brown ground beef in large nonstick skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until beef is not pink, breaking up into 3/4-inch crumbles. Pour off drippings; season with salt and pepper. Stir in beans, tomatoes and corn; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro before serving. Makes 4 servings (about 1 1/4 cups each).
Mini Beef and Pepperoni Pizza Rolls
1 (15-ounce) package Tomato Herb Parmesan Sauce 1/2 pound ground beef, cooked and drained 1/4 cup diced pepperoni 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 2 (8-ounce) packages refrigerated crescent rolls Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease baking sheet. Combine sauce, beef, pepperoni and cheese in medium bowl. Separate dough into 12 rectangles and press seams together. Spoon about 2 tablespoons filling onto dough along the long side of the rectangle. Roll the dough lengthwise, like a jelly roll. Cut each roll into 3 pieces. Place seam-side-down on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until hot and golden brown
Super Bowl: Mojito Mayo Dip The Mojito Mayo Dip, with its "cocktail" theme, is a big hit at home
for parties, and a sure bet to score extra points at a tailgating event.
Ingredients 1/2 Cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. lime juice
1 Tbsp. white vinegar
1 Cup Real Mayonnaise
Steps In small bowl, combine all ingredients. Season to taste with salt and ground black pepper. Chill, if desired. Serve with plantain chips, yucca fries, potato or tortilla chips.
Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Guacamole This popular dip, which has its origins in Mexico, can also be used as a condiment for grilled meats and seafood.
Ingredients 3 large, ripe avocados juice of 1/2 lime 1/2 onion, finely chopped salt 2 tbsp sour cream (optional)
1 Pit and skin the avocados. Place the flesh in a medium bowl and combine with a fork or potato masher until the mixture is mashed but somewhat chunky. 2 Add the lime juice then the onion, tomato, and chiles. Mix well, then stir in the cilantro. Season with salt to taste. 3 Fold in the sour cream, if using. Mound the guacamole into a serving bowl, garnish with cilantro sprigs, and serve immediately. If you cannot serve the guacamole immediately, cover it with plastic wrap, pressing it directly on the surface of the guacamole.
Baked Bbq Wings with Blue Cheese Dip A variation on Buffalo wings, these sticky chicken wings are served with a tangy dip.
2 lb chicken wings salt freshly ground black pepper 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp tomato paste 1 tbsp dried oregano 2 tsp light brown sugar 1 shallot, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 1/2 tsp hot red pepper sauce
For DIP 2/3 cups sour cream 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese 2 tbsp snipped chives 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Season the wings with salt and pepper. Process the oil, tomato paste, oregano, brown sugar, shallot, garlic, and hot pepper sauce in a blender until smooth. Combine the wings and sauce in a large self-sealing plastic bag, and coat the wings with the sauce. Let stand at room temperature for no more than 90 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spread the chicken on an oiled baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes. Turn the wings and bake for 15 minutes more, until the wings show no sign of pink when pierced at the bone.
Meanwhile, mix the dip ingredients.
Chicken Quesadilla Pinwheels Everyone will love these tasty quesadilla bites.
4 (10- to 12-inch) flour tortillas 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese 1 cup prepared chipotle salsa 2 cups chopped rotisserie chicken meat, still warm from the store or reheated in the microwave.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add a flour tortilla, heat it until it is blistered on one side, then turn it over. Scatter 1/2 cup of the cheese on top and cook for 1 minute. Remove to a cutting board. Top the tortilla with 1/4 cup of the salsa, spreading it gently to the edges with the back of a spoon. Top with 1/2 cup shredded chicken, then roll the tortilla into a log. Let it stand for a minute before cutting into 1/2-inch slices.
Make 3 more quesadillas with the remaining.
Tuesday 01-12-2010 11:01am MT
ROBYN OKRANT .... listen to interview here
Author Robyn Okrant joined Beth & Bill to talk about her book, LIVING OPRAH. Robyn followed all of Oprah's advice in a one-year experiment for new book 'Living Oprah', stating she was very curious...
....as Oprah frequently urges her viewers (and readers) to "Live Your Best Life." Robyn wondered what would happen if she committed- whole-heartedly- to Oprah's lifestyle suggestions.
Our buddy Dan Bickley’s book "Return of the Gold: The Journey of Jerry Colangelo and the Redeem Team" is in bookstores now. Jerry stopped by the studio to talk about the book, the Olympics, and growing up poor in Chicago as a long-suffering Cubs fan .. "I had to buy a baseball team to win a game at Wrigley Field!" Jerry is great as always! LISTEN TO INTERVIEW
Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano used to drop by every month when she was Governor of Arizona. She's working hard in Washington these days but she still finds time to check in with Beth & Bill when she can. We spoke with her Thursday morning about a lot of subjects ranging from border security to "When will the Christmas music start?" LISTEN TO INTERVIEW
HALLOWEEN SPECIAL SECTION
Monday 10-26-2009 11:58am MT
KEZ .. The Holiday Station Presents ... Halloween!
2009 Boo Bag #1 (Sorry, we already have a winner for this one!) WIN A HALLOWEEN BOO BAG
BOO BAG 2 (Sorry .. this one's already off scaring someone ... )
CLICK HERE for recipe (Courtesy of Chef Gregory LaPrad of Quiessence at the Farm at South Mountain & AZCentral.com)
CLICK HERE for Ghoulish Cocktail Ideas including the Blood Orange Martini! (Courtesy of the East Valley Tribune "From the Cellar")
GREAT CAKE FROM TAMMIE COE!
Once again this year, cake-maker extraordinaire Tammie Coe sent over a Halloween cake! And it tasted as good as it looks. Thanks Tammie! CHECK OUT HER YUMMY WEBSITE BOO BAGS Here's Beth with the Trunk o Treats! Click Here to see video of the Halloween Trunk o' treats!
(For more halloween fun, scroll down page You'll find halloween pets like this Hello Kitty dog! And REALLY cute babies dressed up as animals!)
CLICK HERE to see video of Beth building a Boo Bag!
CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN a BOO BAG (Put "BooBags" on subject line .. include name, address, and phone) ENTER ONLY ONCE PER DAY PLEASE!
Jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, goblins ... and BooBags from Beth & Bill! And of course .... costumes! CLICK HERE to see Beth's house decorated for Halloween 2007!
CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE HALLOWEEN PHOTOS (including Beth as a Playboy Bunny)
While you're at it ... CHECK OUT PHOTOS of KEZ listeners in costume at work last Halloween
Click on Martha's name to see the spooky welcome sign and lots more Halloween ideas...
RECIPES (right click on recipes .. save them to your computer)
MAKING THE COURTS FUN!
Monday 10-19-2009 9:40am MT
JUSTICE SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR MAKES LEARNING FUN FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS & TEACHERS
Beth recently had an opportunity to attend an evening of conversation with retired US Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, presented by Arizona Women's Leadership Council. The Conversation series features prominent national leaders in an intimate setting to promote open and frank conversation. Justice O'Connor talked about a website for middle school students and teachers called Our Courts, that makes learning about our court system fun!
Our Courts is a web-based education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy. Our Courts is the vision of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who is concerned that students are not getting the information and tools they need for civic participation, and that civics teachers need better materials and support.
Online dating services have helped men and women make potential love connections for quite a long time. Now a Valley man has created a website that does that for dogs....
Mike D'Elena was in studio and Beth was commenting about how cute he is, here's proof....and he smelled great, too!
....and possibly more. Lauren (far left), Dakota (middle left), Mika (middle right), and Mike (right) were the first success story of FindMyDogADate.com. Mike is the owner/founder of the website and Lauren was one of the first to join the site in February of 2009.